Site Administrator, PATH - Tanzania

To apply for this job, you need to meet the following:

Required Skills
  • Proven bookkeeping skills, including experience managing bank accounts.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness meeting reporting requirements and deadlines.
  • Demonstrated success recognizing, addressing, and resolving problems independently.
  • Proven interpersonal skills and effectiveness working in a team.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Proficiency with email, Microsoft Word, and Excel and working knowledge of accounting software.
  • Proven success in attention to detail and managing multiple tasks with competing priorities.
  • Supervisory experience and proven effectiveness working in an NGO environment desired. Working knowledge of US Government (USAID) and other international donor contracting
  • Proven financial management and budgeting skills.
  • Demonstrated administrative and/or project management skills.
  • Excellent organizational and documentation practices.
Required Experience
  • Masters in business administration, accounting, or finance plus a minimum of five years of experience in office management and a minimum of one year of supervisory, grants, and contract experience in an international organization; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Please use company website to apply http://www.path.org/

If interested, you should apply by: 05 September 2009
Read this job's full description at: http://www.devex.com/jobs/aug2009-path-site-administrator

Regional Training Manager, FINCA, Uganda

Requrements for this job:
- Higher University degree in Business, Finance, Banking, Economics, Management, or equivalent work experience, Master's degree or Ph.D. in Adult Education, Instructional design or Instructional technology desirable,
- Ideal candidates must have at least 6 to 8 years microfinance operations experience preferably with international organizations working in developing countries, microfinance lending experience is a plus,
- Knowledge of lending best practices,
- Knowledge of adult pedagogy and learning styles,
- Knowledge of training processes and microfinance best practices, and business learning reporting metrics,
- Understanding of professional development process,
- Practical experience running large training programs and action based workshops,
- Experience with staff development and career tracking practices and policy writing,
- Ability to analyze and evaluate staff performance, data and other resources to determine training budgets courses of action,
- Ability to synthesize complex topics into systematic learning modules,
- Ability to manage multiple projects within a dynamic environment with a high level of urgency without compromising productivity,
- Ability to build and maintain excellent working relationships both with top and lower level management within diverse organizational structure in order to facilitate feedback and enhance implementation,
- Ability to communicate with all levels of staff and management, both orally and in writing
- Demonstrated understanding of and capacity to implement training follow up systems,
- Demonstrated leadership, networking and negotiation skills,
- Fluent in English, French highly desirable,
- Ability to travel extensively (up to 50%) and work flexible hours.

Please apply online at www.villagebanking.org (careers section).

Chief, Child Survival and Development - Kenya

Organization(s): UNICEF
Country/Region: Kenya
Contract Length: Full-time staff position
Apply by: 24 August 2009

 
For the said job above, you need to meet the following criteria:
  • Advanced university degree in health sciences, public health, epidemiology or a related technical field.
  • Ten years progressively responsible professional work experience at the national and international levels in programme planning and management in health, nutrition or a related field, with emphasis on strategic planning.
  • Experience in investment case for costs and impact of policy options analyses, will be an asset.
  • Current knowledge of the state of the art in public health, child health, nutrition, HIV and AIDS
  • Proven ability to conceptualize, plan and manage programmes, as well as to impart knowledge and teach skills.
  • Leadership, supervisory and managerial skills.
  • Excellent analytical, negotiating, communication and advocacy skills.
  • Ability to develop partnerships and network in child survival and development
  • Knowledge of Human Rights-based Approach to Programming
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships both within and outside the organization.
  • Computer skills, including internet navigation and various office applications.
  • Fluency in English required, knowledge of another UN language an advantage. Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station is an asset.
If you have the experience of working in a similar capacity and want to make an active and lasting contribution to build a better world for children, send a detailed curriculum vitae in English, AND a duly completed United Nations Personal History form (available at www.unicef.org/employ), quoting VN-09-452 to: [email protected].

Read the full job ad via this link: http://www.devex.com/jobs/aug2009-unicef-chief-child-survival-and-development-l-5

Applications should be received by 24 August 2009. Only candidates who are under serious consideration will be contacted.

HIV/AIDS Specialist - Kenya

  • Advanced university degree in social/behavioral sciences, law or public health (sociology, anthropology, psychology, health, law, education) with emphasis on HIV programming.
  • Eight years progressively responsible professional work experience in programme formulation, planning, management and evaluation of HIV programmes.
  • Knowledge of latest developments and technology in the area of HIV programming in low prevalence settings.
  • Proven ability to conceptualize, innovate and execute ideas, as well as to transfer knowledge and skills.
  • Ability to express clearly and concisely ideas and concepts in written and oral form.
  • Proven skills in supervision, planning and management
  • Good analytical and negotiating skills.
  • Ability to organize and implement training
  • Demonstrated ability to cope with stressful and difficult conditions, and political/cultural sensitivity and work harmoniously in a multicultural environment with special emphasis on Eastern Africa
  • Experience working in Somalia/and or implementing HIV programmes in an emergency context is an asset.
  • Computer skills, including internet navigation and various office applications.
  • Fluency in English and another UN language required. Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station is an asset.
If you have the experience of working in a similar capacity and want to make an active and lasting contribution to build a better world for children, send a detailed curriculum vitae in English, AND a duly completed United Nations Personal History form (available at www.unicef.org/employ), quoting VN-09-467 to: [email protected].

Applications should be received by 31 August 2009. Only candidates who are under serious consideration will be contacted.

Read the full length of this job info at: http://www.devex.com/jobs/aug2009-unicef-hiv-aids-specialist-l-4

Education Specialist, School Construction Coordinator - Kenya

For the above mentioned job, you need to meet the following criteria:
  • Advanced university degree in engineering, education, social sciences or related field.
  • Minimum of five years of professional work experience in construction for provision of social services programmes with a focus on capacity building, training/mentoring, communication, programme monitoring and evaluation.
  • Knowledge of the latest issues, developments and trends in education, institutional capacity development and monitoring and evaluation in post-conflict situations.
  • Communication, advocacy, analytical and facilitation training/mentoring skills.
  • Good knowledge of computer management and applications i.e. word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation tools, etc.
  • Ability to work in an international and multicultural environment
Core Values: Commitment, Diversity and Inclusion, Integrity

Core Competencies: Communication, Working with People, Drive for Results

Functional Competencies: Leading and Supervising, Formulating Strategies and Concepts, Analyzing, Relating and Networking, Deciding and Initiating Action, Applying Technical Expertise
Fluency in English and another UN language desirable.
If you have the experience of working in a similar capacity and want to make an active and lasting contribution to build a better world for children, send a detailed curriculum vitae in English, AND a duly completed United Nations Personal History form (available at www.unicef.org/employ), quoting VN-09-463 to: [email protected].

Applications should be received by 31 August 2009. Only candidates who are under serious consideration will be contacted.

Health Technical Coordinator - Uganda

Organization(s): International Rescue Committee
Country/Region: Uganda
Apply by: 05 September 2009

This job's Requirements
  • Health professional with masters in public health and/or in health management;
  • At least two years experience developing and coordinating health programs in post-conflict and developing countries in Africa, in support to health authorities;
  • Demonstrated experience in design and use of project design tools, project management tools, data collection and monitoring and evaluation systems;
  • Demonstrated experience in establishing systems to ensure quality of care across different programmatic areas and capacity to adapt health programming in a continuously changing context;
  • Demonstrated experience in capacity building of staff, both technical and managerial, through mentoring and team building;
  • Experience in working with and coordinating with the UN, EU, US donors, international and national NGOs and government agencies;
Full information on this job at: http://www.devex.com/jobs/aug2009-international-rescue-committee-health-technical-coordinator

2010 Predoctoral Scholarship Application Specifics (US citizens and residents only)

John. A. Hartford Foundation
Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity
Predoctoral Scholarship Program

 
The American Academy of Nursing seeks applicants for its Building Academic Geriatric Nursing Capacity (BAGNC) Predoctoral Scholarship Program. This 2-year scholarship program supports full time doctoral education for nurses committed to careers in academic geriatric nursing. Through generous funding from The John A. Hartford Foundation, the BAGNC Program awards a total of $100,000 ($50,000 per annum) to each selected Predoctoral Scholar. The Mayday Fund provides an additional $5,000 award to selected candidates whose research focuses on pain in older persons. The Scholarship Award term begins July 1st of the award year.

Eligibility
  • Predoctoral applicants must:
  • be registered nurses,
  • hold degree(s) in nursing,
  • be United States citizens or permanent U.S. residents,
  • plan an academic and research career, and
  • demonstrate potential for long-term contributions to geriatric nursing.

BAGNC Scholarship applicants must meet all requirements for admission to the School of Nursing in which they plan to study and be accepted to the program prior to the official start of the BAGNC award term. The School of Nursing must have strong gerontological offerings and preferably have postdoctoral programs in gerontological nursing. Finally, BAGNC Scholars are required to enroll full-time.

 
The program is committed to advancing qualified applicants from underrepresented minority groups to improve the nation’s ability to provide culturally competent care to its increasingly diverse aging population.

 

Program Description
Overview
The goal of the BAGNC Scholarship program is to increase academic geriatric nursing capacity in the United States by increasing the number of well-prepared geriatric nursing faculty. BAGNC Scholars, in collaboration with their mentor, will implement a tailored professional development plan which supports development of new competencies and enhanced effectiveness as an academic leader. The Program also focuses on the development of academic leadership in gerontological nursing through:
  • strong mentorship in the components of academic geriatric nursing (research, teaching and community service),  
  • leadership skill development,
  • a national network of scholars, fellows and academic geriatric nurses, and
  • exposure to a wide range of experts in gerontology and geriatrics.
Institution
The selected institution is a significant consideration in the application review and selection process. Many nursing schools throughout the country are acceptable places of study and research. It is important that the school chosen have the resources and capacity to support the Scholar in his or her doctoral study.

 

The John A. Hartford Foundation funds nine Centers of Geriatric Nursing Excellence. These Hartford Centers demonstrate the highest level of commitment to gerontological nursing, and have outstanding leadership and capacity in gerontological research, practice and education. Although applicants are encouraged to consider these Hartford Centers as potential sites for their doctoral program, it is not a requirement for this application.

 
The nine Hartford Centers of Geriatric Nursing Excellence located at the following Schools or Colleges of Nursing:

  • Arizona State University,
  • Oregon Health & Science University,
  • Pennsylvania State University,
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences,
  • University of California at San Francisco,
  • University of Iowa,
  • University of Minnesota,
  • University of Pennsylvania, and
  • University of Utah.

Mentor

Mentorship is the cornerstone of the BAGNC program. Applicants must identify a strong mentor whose program of research in gerontological nursing is a good match with the applicant’s research interest area. Mentors must provide a letter outlining the plan for their work with the applicant. Each applicant must designate one individual as the primary mentor for the grant term.

 

Support

The Predoctoral Scholarship Award offers each candidate a total of $100,000, not to exceed $50,000 per year. Applicants may also request an additional $5,000 Mayday Award if research focuses on pain in older adults, which may be used over the two year term. The Coordinating Center covers the scholar’s travel and hotel for participation in the Leadership Conference.

 

Requirements
If Selected, Scholars must:

  • Assume and maintain full-time student status throughout award period
  • Eliminate or reduce work commitments to .5FTE or less
  • Attend BAGNC’s Annual Leadership Conference as well as the Gerontological Society of America’s (GSA) Annual Scientific Meeting. (Mentors are encouraged to attend the Leadership Conference.)
  • Criteria Considered in Selection of Scholars
  • Strong applications will demonstrate all of the following.

 Applicant demonstrates:

Evidence of commitment to a career in academic geriatric nursing

Evidence of involvement in educational, research and professional activities

Potential for substantial, long term contributions to the knowledge base in gerontological nursing

Potential for leadership

Proposed Professional Development Plan and Research Area

The application will be evaluated for the presence of:

 

A clear and thorough professional development plan that is tailored to meet the goals of the potential scholar (this must include the program of study and feasible timeline)

 
A clear, feasible and innovative proposed research area (if early in the doctoral program) or project (if later in the doctoral program), that has significant potential for improving the health and well-being of older adults and their caregivers (Applicants who are further along are expected to provide more detail and development in their research plan)

 
If the applicant is employed and plans to continue employment during the scholarship period, they must include a letter from his or her employer indicating how the applicant’s workload will be reduced to .5FTE or less to permit full time study.

 
Selected Mentor(s) and Institution of Study

 
The application must:

  • Provide the qualifications of the faculty mentor and detailed evidence of the mentor’s commitment to, and involvement with, the applicant’s professional development throughout the 2-year award program.
  • Include primary mentor’s agreement to participate in program activities, and the Annual Leadership Conference when possible.
  • Provides evidence of school’s commitment to the applicant’s academic career and professional development during the applicant’s scholarship period
  • Provides plan for continued support to ensure completion of doctoral program after grant term ends.

Monitoring and Evaluation

 
The BAGNC program includes ongoing administrative support as well as oversight. Please read the following policies for details on these features.

 
Program Policies and Reporting Procedures (2009)

 
Disbursement Policy and Financial Office Agreement (2009)

 
Timeline
January: Applications due. (12:00 Midnight EST, January 13, 2010)

 
March: BAGNC Selection Committee reviews all completed applications submitted by the stated deadline then selects a panel of candidates. All applicants are advised of decisions as soon as feasible.

 
July 1st: Award program officially begins.

 

Questions?

 
Please first check our FAQ page. If you need further clarification or have additional questions, please contact anyone at the Coordinating Center.

Link: http://www.geriatricnursing.org/applications/predoc-scholarship.asp


 

Job opp. Programme Specialist - Kenya

Post title Programme Specialist (Earth Sciences)
Organisational unit UNESCO Office in Nairobi
Duty station Nairobi, Kenya
Grade P-4
Post number AF/RP/KEN/SC/0003
Closing date 24 September 2009

Main responsibilities
Under the overall authority of the Assistant Director-General for Natural Sciences, under the direct supervision of the Director, UNESCO Nairobi office, and in close collaboration with the Division of Ecological and Earth Sciences, the incumbent shall be responsible for the programming, planning, implementation, evaulation and coordination of all activities in the field of Earth Sciences within the Africa region. The incumbent shall undertake the following tasks:
  • Promote the UNESCO Geoscience education programme in Africa to increase the human resource capacity in the fields of geology, geophysics, mineral resources and energy development, environmental geology, geohazards mitigation, engineering geology, environmental sustainability, and medical geology ( geomedecine) with an emphasis on activties supporting women geoscientists and mainstream women in all capacity building  activities.
  • Identify and promote applied research themes of interest to the international scientific community with a view of fostering regional collaboration. Work within the framework of the UNESCO's International Geoscience
  • Programme (IGCP) and in collaboration with International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) and other international geoscientific programmes for the production of thematic geological maps, post-graduate training in the Earth Sciences, in remote sensing and geodata handling, climate change and industrial pollution.
  • Participate in local and international geo-conservation schemes in Sub-Saharan Africa, including nomination of the most significant geoscientific monuments in this region to preserve their natural and cultural heritage.
  • Develop the activities of the Pan-African Geological Information systems (PANGIS) to modernise bibliographical and factual geodata handeling in African geoscience institutes;
  • Design resource mobilization strategy in support of programme activities in Earth Sciences and Natural Disaster management in Africa;
  • Develop and maintain regular contacts with United Nations Agencies, Multilateral and Bilateral Development
  • Agencies, regional funds and development banks (African Development Bank), the European Commission,
  • Private Sectors, IGOs, NGOs in view of the development and implementation of joint activities in the area of Earth
  • Sciences and Natural Disaster management for the sub-region within the context of the United Nations “Delivering as One” approach and CCA/UNDAF processes.
Profile 
  • Advanced university degree (preferably at PhD level) in Geology.
  • At least 7 years of progressively responsible experience in the field of geosciences, of which preferably 3-5 years acquired at the international level.
  • Relevant professional experience in geosciences issues related to Africa.
  • Experience in planning, implementation and evaluation of programme activities in the field of geosciences.
  • Experience in fund-raising and resource mobilisation.
  • Excellent IT skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of English or French, knowledge of the other language would be an asset.
Conditions of Employment
  • UNESCO’s salaries are calculated in US dollars. They consist of a basic salary and a post adjustment which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station and exchange rates. For this post, the annual remuneration will start at the current exchange rate at US$ 95,408 (US$ 88,845 if without dependants) exempt from income tax. In addition,
  • UNESCO offers an attractive benefits package including 30 days’ annual leave, home leave, an education grant for dependent children, a pension plan and medical insurance. The initial appointment will be for two years, with a probationary period of 12 months, and renewal of the contract is subject to satisfactory service. Worldwide mobility is required as staff members have to serve in other duty stations according to UNESCO’s job rotation policy.
How to apply
When applying for UNESCO vacancies, please only use the on-line recruitment system at
www.unesco.org/employment . Candidates without access to internet may send a paper application by completing the official UNESCO CV form (available at Headquarters, UNESCO Offices, National Commissions in Member States, or any office of a United Nations Resident Representative) in English or French to Chief, HRM/RCR, UNESCO, 7 place de Fontenoy, 75352 Paris 07 SP, France, before the closing date, quoting the post number: AF/RP/KEN/SC/0003.

UNESCO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. If you have any question concerning
persons or companies claiming to be recruiting on behalf of UNESCO and requesting payment of a fee, please contact: [email protected]

Source: http://recrutweb.unesco.org/pdf/KENSC0003.PDF

University of Nairobi-IDRC Scholarships on ICT for Development Tenable in Universities in Eastern and Southern Africa

Supported by
International Development Research Centre, Ottawa, Canada
Prof. Timothy Mwololo Waema- Project Leader
School of Computing and Informatics
University of Nairobi, Kenya
 
3. Eligibility
The awards are only open to citizens of sub-Saharan African countries and who must be studying in African universities. A list of Eastern and Southern African countries:

 Eastern Africa countries (Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda);

 Southern Africa countries (Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe).

An applicant for the Masters scholarships will need to provide evidence that he/she has been admitted to a relevant Masters programme in a university in one of the eligible countries. He/she must not be having any other form of support for the duration of the programme. The selection committee will verify information provided by candidates on funding and will take appropriate action in case an applicant has been found to have cheated. In addition, the applicant must commit to carrying out his/her masters research work in one of the eligible countries.

Applicants for the doctoral research grants must be registered Ph.D. students in one of the universities in an eligible country. In addition, applicants must provide a proposal indicating that they will carry out research at their home university (if the program is offered there) or another African university within the eligible countries, in one of the Acacia programme priorities outlined above or in line with their country’s needs and priorities.

All Ph.D. student applicants must have completed course work and have approved proposals.

4. Duration
The award tenure of the research grants will correspond to the period of the research beginning January 2010. In general, this will be no less than three months and not more than 12 months. For the Masters scholarships, the award tenure will be 24 months.

5. Value of Awards
Candidates for the doctoral research awards will be entitled to a maximum of CA$15,000. This amount includes all the research costs. Funds will also be provided for local communication costs and travel to workshops or conferences. For the Masters scholarships, the project will pay for all the fees for the two years (depending on the fees in a particular university). In addition, a candidate will be entitled to a research allowance, a monthly stipend, a book allowance, local communication costs and travel to workshops or conferences.

6. Deadline for Applications
An application form is attached. An application form can also be downloaded from URL: http://ict4dgrants.org/files/documents/Final_English_Application_Form.pdf.

Deadline for application is 30th September 2009.

The following support documents should be submitted together with the application form:
 For the research awards, evidence that the candidate has been registered and their proposal approved from one of the universities in an eligible country, plus transcripts for course work.

 For Masters’ scholarships, proof of registration in a university in an eligible country, undergraduate certificate and transcripts for coursework.

 Proof of citizenship or permanent residence in an Eastern or Southern African country (a copy of the Passport, national identification or resident permit).

 Two letters of reference. (At least one must come from a faculty member with extensive knowledge of the candidate’s academic history and performance and must document how his/her dissertation research fits into ongoing research programs in the department.)

The completed application form as well as the support documents should be sent as Ms Word e-mail attachments to the Project Coordinator, Isabella Mugo, E-mail: [email protected]

For any enquiries, the Project Coordinator may be contacted at the above e-mail address or at this number: +254 722 904 447.
 
Full annoucement is available in PDF format via this link: http://ict4dgrants.org/files/documents/Final_English_Announcement.pdf

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